Keeping a weight loss journal can double your weightloss, studies show. Studies also now support the idea that old-fashioned calorie counting works the best for losing weight. Put these two weightloss tips to work for you with The 60 Day Food and Fitness Program & Journal by Brad Peterson, one of the most comprehensive weightloss journals available.
Why Keep a Weightloss Journal
Often people believe they are eating much less than they actually are. They don’t pay
attention to portion size and often estimate that they are eating many less calories than they actually consume. We kid ourselves that that little handful of chips or that cookie didn’t really count.
Keeping a weightloss journal allows you keep track of all the calories you actually eat throughout the day and stop estimating.
You might even see some interesting patterns, like empty calories spent on snacks or eating too much after dinner and before bedtime. You’ll see lots of ways you can save calories by keeping the journal.
What you’ll find in the 60 Day Food and Fitness Program & Journal
The 60 Day Food and Fitness Program & Journal focuses on keeping track of not only the foods you eat but the exercise you get to burn those calories and shrink those inches. There is great information provided in the front and back of the book relating to setting goals and how to reach them, with a page to write out your own goals. There are also charts on how many calories you burn with different activities and nutritional information on various foods, with a section just on fast food. There are also several pages of healthy recipes and a place to write in your own favorites.
The 60 Day Food and Fitness Program gives you a page to list all the foods you eat in a given day and helps you keep track of calories, fat and time of day that you ate. The opposite page is where you list your fitness activities, duration and calories burned. There is also a comment section to write down any notes and boxes to check off for each glass of water you drink. (There is a great article in the book about why drinking water is important to a weightloss program too!)
Once a week, there is a weight in page where you keep track of your weightloss and set your goals for the coming week. You can also keep track of your shrinking measurements. Other charts in the front of the book help you set up a fitness program and track your progress as well.
To lose a pound of fat, you need to burn 3,500 calories. No matter what weightloss plan or diet you adhere to, this fact won’t change. You can cut 3,500 calories from your diet – perhaps 500 calories a day – or you can do a combination of cutting calories and increasing exercise to burn those calories and you will lose weight. A weight loss journal can be a great tool for accomplishing your goal.
Overall, I think The 60 Day Food and Fitness Program & Journal is a wonderful, comprehensive tool that helps you set not only your weightloss goals, but your fitness goals as well, and to achieve them both.